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State Water Control Board

General Notice
Notice of Effective Date 9VAC25-260 Water Quality Standards Amendments to Sections 400, 420, 440 and 510
Date Posted: 11/24/2021
Expiration Date: 12/20/2021
Submitted to Registrar for publication: NO
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Title of Regulation: 9VAC25-260. Water Quality Standards (amending 9VAC25-260-400; 420; 440; and 510).

Statutory Authority: § 62.1-44.15 of the Code of Virginia; 33 USC § 1251 et seq. of the federal Clean Water Act; 40 CFR Part 131.

Effective Date: November 24, 2021

On December 9, 2020, the State Water Control Board adopted revisions to the Water Quality Standards in 9VAC25-260-400; 420; 440; and 510. These revisions designate portions of four waterbodies as Public Water Supplies (PWS). The amendments were published in final form on June 7, 2021, Volume 37, Issue 21 of the Virginia Register to be effective upon filing notice of U.S. EPA approval with the Registrar of Regulations. The State Water Control Board has received a letter from Catherine A. Libertz, EPA Region III Water Division Director, dated November 10, 2021, approving the amendments. These amendments to 9VAC25-260 et al are effective as regulation.

The effective date of the approved amendments is November 24, 2021. Copies are available by calling toll free at 1-800-592-5482 ext. 4121 or local at 804-698-4121; by written request to David Whitehurst, P.O. Box 1105, Richmond, VA 23218; or by email request to


Contact Information
Name / Title: David C. Whitehurst 
Address: 629 East Main Street, P.O.Box 1105
Richmond, 23218
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